Department of Marketing and Strategy
Albin's research deals with questions of disruption and innovation in markets and their relation to the specific structure of the markets and the dispositions of the agents active in those markets. In a time when many markets are disrupted by (seemingly) new agents and ideas, Albin connects his work to recent discussions within organizational theory that have suggested that understanding what happens when actors or practices cross over from one section of social life to another is paramount in understanding social change. These phenomena, which can be called inter-field interactions, is the focus of his dissertation work. Building on neo-institutional theory Albin mobilizes a Bourdieu-inspired framework to address problems and generate new theory that adds to existing knowledge on disruption and innovation in markets, as well as on social change at large.